So that’s why he’s smiling… Andy Macdonald and Extract Labs, Photo: Chris Dang

Industry-leading CBD manufacturer Extract Labs and professional skateboarder Andy Macdonald will be partnering this year to spread knowledge about the possible benefits of CBD to the action sports community. Macdonald, a 23-time X Games medalist and ten-time world champion, has been using CBD to help alleviate pain from decades of injuries.

Macdonald has been skating professionally for over 20 years and has worked to promote a healthy and drug-free lifestyle throughout his career. This work took him all the way to the White House, where he gave a speech introducing President Bill Clinton on behalf of The Partnership for a Drug-Free America. He even got to skateboard through the White House hallways, the first person to ever have the privilege of doing so.

CBD (short for cannabidiol) is one of the cannabinoids, or active chemical compounds, found in the hemp plant. CBD has become increasingly popular over the last few years, especially with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Consumers report using CBD to help alleviate pain, stress, and a myriad of other conditions. The compound is completely non psychoactive, and won’t produce a “high” like traditional marijuana products would.

“I’m so happy to be joining the team at Extract Labs to help get the word out about the benefits of quality CBD,” Macdonald says. “After almost 35 years of skating 14-foot ramps, my body is thanking me already.”

Boulder, Colorado-based Extract Labs also sponsorsUFC fighter Cris Cyborg ahead of her December title fight at UFC 232, and hosted a meet and greet event with her at their Boulder headquarters this February. The brand also sponsors Olympic snowboarder and Telluride-native Hagen Kearney.

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